Cup of joe in the morning, latte in the afternoon and an invigorating, aromatic coffee scrub after that! Never had had one, actually never even heard of it before, but the description sounded like the miracle I’ve been looking for…all my life.
Invigorating Experiential Coffee Scrub ~ Deep nourishing experience as it exfoliates and cleanses away dead skin cells. Clinically proven to provide powerful antioxidant and tightening benefits for the skin. This scrub will stimulate circulation, and will scrub away cellulite.
Yes, you read that correctly, “scrub away cellulite“!
Actually, they had me at “tightening benefits”.
Sign me up, right NOW!
Costa Rico, what a beautiful amazing place, where the coffee flows as freely as it’s many water falls. I am so grateful to have been able visit paradise, but also to immerse myself in, what else? Coffee, organic, good for you, once in a while, coffee.
Imagine if you will: It’s aroma filling the air you breath…ah… You’ve just made a pot of coffee. Pour the coffee into your mug, its warm, wonderful, heaven on earth aroma fills your being. Deep breath. You sip it, feeling comforted, loved and ready to take on the day. Now taking the filter out of the coffee maker, the wet coffee grinds are on your finger tips, you take a another nice deep breath, taking in again the aroma as you toss the the filter toward the garbage pail, you miss it. The coffee grinds spill all over the floor. You gather up the wet coffee grinds, scooping them up, go ahead….just slap some on yourself and scrub away.
My “Invigorating Experiential Coffee Scrub” was indeed like a massage, but with coffee grinds rubbed into my body, that felt a little like gravel. My masseuse worked especially hard on my thighs, butt and upper arms, the more evident parts of my body that needed tightening. I then showered, went back to the massage table for a light massage. That was it? $100 later and that was it.
The result: I felt refreshed, and even energized, oh wait, that was the caffeine kicking in. My skin felt a little tighter, but the cellulite was still there.
So, I did some research on the wonders of a coffee ground scrub and found that coffee does indeed break down cellulite, but you need to use it daily. Coffee helps to redistribute fat cells, thereby reducing cellulite, but also another added benefit of a coffee scrub is it helps to reduce varicose veins. Caffeine shrinks blood vessels, helping to contract varicose veins, by shrinking them away and helping to prevent more from showing up.
DIY: Have a cup of coffee, wipe out cellulite, varicose veins and feel energized all for the price of a cup of joe, I say let’s do it!!!!!! (!!= caffeine)
1. 1/4 C or more ground coffee (Caffeine)
2. 1 Tbsp olive oil or coconut oil
Optional add ons: 1 Tbsp sugar and sea salt. 1 tsp honey. Warming spices: Ginger for circulation; Cinnamon for reducing inflammation. Essential oils, such as lavender, frankincense, or another of your favorites, creating a scent that works for you and gaining even more health benefits.
Your skin should be moist before applying the scrub. Rub in a circular motion on the “problem areas”. Give yourself a good 5 minutes of this. 1 minute or more per area. Rinse well.
My personal result after four days: It is making a difference, but the jury is still out (my full length mirror, not my husband). I will keep you posted.
Sources: livestrong, Spa Magazine